Yamaha YZF-R125 Service Manual: Checking the steering head

Yamaha YZF-R125 Service Manual / Chassis / Steering head / Checking the steering head

1. Wash:

  • Bearings
  • Bearing races

2. Check:

  • Bearings
  • Bearing races Damage/pitting →Replace.

3. Replace:

  • Bearings
  • Bearing races

a. Remove the bearing races from the steering head pipe with a long rod "1" and hammer.

b. Remove the bearing race from the lower bracket with a floor chisel "2" and hammer.

c. Install a new dust seal and new bearing races.

CAUTION:

If the bearing races are not installed properly, the steering head pipe could be damaged.

NOTE:

  • Always replace the bearings and bearing races as a set.
  • Whenever the steering head is disassembled, replace the dust seal.

Checking the steering head


4. Check:

  • Upper bracket
  • Lower bracket (along with the steering stem) Bends/cracks/damage →Replace.
    Removing the lower bracket
    1. Stand the vehicle on a level surface. WARNINGSecurely support the vehicle so that there is no danger of it falling over. 2. Remove: Upper ring nut Rubber washer Lower r ...

    Installing the steering head
    1. Lubricate: Upper bearing Lower bearing Bearing races 2. Install: Lower ring nut Rubber washer Upper ring nut Lock washer Refer to "CHECKING AND ADJUSTING THE STEERING HEAD ...

    Other materials:

    Fuel
    Make sure there is sufficient gasoline in the tank. WARNING Gasoline and gasoline vapors are extremely flammable. To avoid fires and explosions and to reduce the risk of injury when refueling, follow these instructions. Before refueling, turn off the engine and be sure that no on ...

    Removing the valves
    The following procedure applies to all of the valves and related components. NOTE: Before removing the internal parts of the cylinder head (e.g., valves, valve springs, valve seats), make sure the valves properly seal. 1. Check: Valve sealing Leakage at the valve seat Check the valve ...

    For your safety - pre-operation checks
    Inspect your vehicle each time you use it to make sure the vehicle is in safe operating condition. Always follow the inspection and maintenance procedures and schedules described in the Owner's Manual. WARNING Failure to inspect or maintain the vehicle properly increases the possibility of ...

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